CEEQUAL Projects and Term Contracts

CEEQUAL Projects and Term Contracts


Building Research Establishment (BRE)

Type(s) of Tool

Rating SystemsProvide quantifiable sustainability ratings and / or certification for projects or assets.


Tools applicable to all sectors

Lifecycle Phase(s)

Project PlanningGeneral strategy for a project’s delivery is developed., Concept DesignTechnical experts broadly outline the project’s basic characteristics., Detailed DesignTechnical experts further elaborate the Concept Design., ConstructionThe asset is constructed in line with design, budget and timeline., Operation and MaintenanceInfrastructure assets are managed and maintained during their use time., Decomissioning/RepurposingObsolete infrastructure assets are repurposed, recycled or removed and the land is reused or restored.

Open Source


Language Availability


Country of Origin


Date of Development

2003 / 2010




CEEQUAL Projects assists in delivering improved sustainability performance and strategy of infrastructure projects. Projects are assessed across a range of management, environmental and social criteria, using the CEEQUAL Online Assessment Tool. The individual version for Term Contracts has been specifically created for the sustainability assessment of civil engineering and public realm works that are undertaken through contracts over several years, offering two question sets, one for maintenance works and one for new works. Assessments are conducted by CEEQUAL-trained assessors and verified by CEEQUAL-appointed external verifiers (in case of Term Contracts in the first and penultimate years including yearly surveillance visits).

Tool Outcome

The CEEQUAL assessment results in a percentage score and a CEEQUAL award certificate demonstrating the level of achievement (Pass – Good – Very Good – Excellent – Outstanding). The performance assessment can be used to influence decision making toward sustainable practices. Furthermore, CEEQUAL can be used as an international benchmark for infrastructure sustainability to compare projects across markets and regions.

For CEEQUAL for Term Contracts, there are two types of certification available: (1) to recognize the achievements of the whole contract team and (2) to recognize the achievements the delivery team only. The performance assessment can be used to influence decision making of contract teams toward enhanced sustainability.

Sustainability Criteria

The tool’s assessment criteria focus on either contract management or on delivery on the ground, both including diverse sustainability criteria, such as (non-exclusive list):
– Project strategies
– Project management
– People & communities
– Land use & landscape
– Historic environment
– Ecology & biodiversity
– Water environment
– Physical resource use
– Carbon emissions
– Resilience
– Circular economy performance

Case Studies

UK, Norwary, Sweden, Qatar | https://www.ceequal.com/case-studies/

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